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Mathematics GCSE at St Mark's West Essex Catholic School

Course description

This course is a must for you if you do not gain a C grade in Mathematics at GCSE and are hoping to progress to an Advanced Level course in any one of the mathematically related subjects, or to progress to University or College.

GCSE Mathematics is a useful subject to have for a variety of reasons. Mathematics and mathematical understanding forms the basis of many subjects at Advanced level so a good grasp of it is advantageous. Many employers insist on a grade C at GCSE as an indication of your level of basic understanding of number. It is an essential qualification if you wish to become a teacher.

This is not a simple retake course; it is specially designed for mature students. The course consists of a series of study units. You will attend three one hour lessons each week and will need to spend a further two to five hours a week in private study (depending on your ability). You are encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning. Units of work are introduced by the teacher in class and you are expected to complete units in your own time. The answers to exercises are provided, enabling you to check your own work.

Full support is provided by the class teacher at most times of the day to enable you greater flexibility with the way you study. Many students who have previously found mathematics difficult have flourished and succeeded on this course, but it does require hard work and persistence.

Entry requirements

5+ GCSE Grade D – Grade D Maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mark's West Essex Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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